Your skin isn’t just something you glance at in the mirror each morning before you head out the door; it’s an organ that protects your body from external threats and keeps everything working the way it should. Because of this, keeping your skin healthy requires more than just washing it when you shower—it also means protecting your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays and regularly exfoliating to remove dead skin cells that can cause clogged pores and breakouts.
Here are some tips to help keep your skin looking its best all year long!
Avoid harsh soaps
One of the most important things you can do for your skin is to avoid harsh soaps and chemicals. These can strip away natural oils, leaving your skin dry and prone to irritation. Replace these products with gentle cleansers and moisturizers designed for sensitive or acne-prone skin. It’s also a good idea to wash your face twice a day instead of once, as many people don’t wash their faces in the morning before going out in public.
Avoid direct sun exposure:
The sun can damage your skin if it isn’t appropriately protected. Be sure to apply sunscreen every time you go outside – even on cloudy days – and stay out of direct sunlight when possible.
Drinking water is not only crucial for a healthy body, but it’s also essential for maintaining healthy skin. If you want plentiful and available water, try drinking at least one full glass of water first in the morning. If you’re busy or on the go, always carry a reusable water bottle to take a few sips throughout the day. Not only does this ensure hydration, but it will also reduce waste! Avoid sugary drinks: It may seem like fruit juice and soda are refreshing choices when you need a little pick-me-up, but these drinks often contain high amounts of sugar, which can dry out your skin over time. Consider drinking seltzer water instead.
Get enough sleep and exercise
Obtaining enough sleep is essential for a healthy mind and body. When you do not get enough sleep, your body produces more cortisol hormone. High cortisol levels can break down collagen, which keeps your skin firm and smooth. Lack of sleep also leads to an increase in inflammation, which can cause acne breakouts. The average adult needs eight hours of sleep a night, but everyone is different so some people may need more or less. Make sure you’re getting adequate sleep every day by setting a bedtime routine that helps you unwind before bed. Exercise also benefits skin health by reducing stress levels and releasing endorphins, which are natural painkillers with anti-inflammatory properties.
Protect your skin from the sun
The sun is one of the worst things for the health of our skin. It causes premature aging, wrinkles, and more severe consequences like cancer. Protecting yourself from it should be an essential part of any beauty regimen. The easiest way to do this is using sunscreen with a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor). SPFs can range anywhere from 15-100+, so make sure you’re picking one that’s appropriate for where you live and how much time you spend outdoors. You’ll want to reapply every 2 hours while out in the sun and after swimming. Don’t forget that UVB rays are just as harmful as UVA rays! Make sure you have a moisturizer with SPF on hand; your skin will thank you later.
Moisturizing daily is the most important thing you can do for your skin. It not only keeps it hydrated and plump, but it also helps defend against environmental damage. Make sure you use a moisturizer with SPF during the day and an overnight moisturizer if you go to bed without washing your face first. Apply moisturizers liberally and often, especially if you live in an area with dry or cold weather. Water right after getting out of the shower when the skin is still damp. Keep some moisturizer in your purse so you can reapply it throughout the day. If your hands are always dry and cracked from working with them outside, try applying hand cream before bed to keep them healthy-looking.
If you have acne-prone skin: Washing your face twice a day will help eliminate oils on your skin that contribute to acne breakouts.
Use quality products
It’s essential to use quality products when it comes to skincare. It’s also important not to over-cleanse and dry out the skin. Yes, you want a clean face at the end of the day, but you don’t want to strip away natural oils that help protect it. Quality products will help prevent breakouts, clogged pores, excessive oil production, and redness. Your choice of moisturizer is just as important as your choice of cleanser. Your moisturizer should work for both acne-prone and non-acne-prone skin types. If you have oily skin, use an oil-free product like our Bioelements Therapeutic Moisture Lotion or if you have dry skin, choose one with higher levels of glycerin like our Bioelements Moisture Treatment SPF 20.
To make sure that you’re always giving your skin the best care possible, try these tips below:
Step#1:- Drink lots of water throughout the day. This will hydrate your skin and prevent dryness.
Step#2: – Try not to touch the face too often, as this can lead to breakouts and more sensitive skin.Step#3:- Treat yourself with a mask once a week or every few weeks. There are plenty of masks out there that are both fun and practical!